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The necessity of…

GWS Continental Congress

George Washington and the Continental Congress

“The necessity of reciprocal checks in the exercise of political power, by dividing and distributing it into different depositories, and constituting each the guardian of the public weal against invasions by the others, has been evinced by experiments ancient and modern, some of them in our country and under our own eyes.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Farewell Address, 1796

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Posted by on January 22, 2013 in Farewell Address


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You will, by the dignity of your conduct…

"George Washington at Mount Vernon with Eleanor (Nelly) and George" by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris

“You will, by the dignity of your Conduct, afford occasion for Posterity to say, when speaking of the glorious example you have exhibited to Mankind, had this day been wanting, the World had never seen the last stage of perfection to which human nature is capable of attaining.” George Washington

Read: George Washington’s Speech to Officers at Newburgh

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Posted by on March 20, 2012 in Other Speeches


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It should be the highest ambition…

"Nathan Hale - September 22, 1776" by Don Troiani

“It should be the highest ambition of every American to extend his views beyond himself, and to bear in mind that his conduct will not only affect himself, his country, and his immediate posterity; but that its influence may be co-extensive with the world, and stamp political happiness or misery on ages yet unborn.” George Washington

Read: A Time for Heroes: The Story of Nathan Hale

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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Letters


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The bosom of America…

Evacuation Day – George Washington’s Triumphal Entry into New York City by E. P. and L. Restein

The bosom of America is open to receive not only the opulent and respectable stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all nations and religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges, if by decency and propriety of conduct they appear to merit the enjoyment. George Washington

Read: A Model of Christian Charity by Governor John Winthrop

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Posted by on February 20, 2012 in Other Speeches


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Such is our situation…

The Battle of Fort Moultrie by John Blake White

Such is our situation, and such are our prospects: but notwithstanding the cup of blessing is thus reached out to us, notwithstanding happiness is ours, if we have a disposition to seize the occasion and make it our own; yet, it appears to me there is an option still left to the United States of America, that it is in their choice, and depends upon their conduct, whether they will be respectable and prosperous, or contemptable and miserable as a Nation.” George Washington

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Posted by on January 23, 2012 in Advice, Nation


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I walk on untrodden ground…

“I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.” George Washington

The Washington Family by Edward Savage

Fine lodging and a romantic retreat found near Port Angeles, the gateway to the Olympic National Park.

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Posted by on June 19, 2011 in Character


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